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The Metropolitan Cafe

52969 VanDyke, Shelby Township, MI
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Ranked #83 of 131 Restaurants in Shelby Township
Price range: $5 - $30
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Chef fueled fusion cuisine
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  • English first
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English first
Shelby Township
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is struggling to find it's identity. The layout is odd. Gigantic bar, high top tables scattered around. Not real comfortable seating. Is it a bar? Is it a hip restaurant? Is it for families? Is it high end? Jeopardy was on the tv. Weird choice. The drinks are pricy - but maybe not if it's supposed to be... More 

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Shelby Township, Michigan
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This past Tuesday night the day before Christmas Eve, we stopped into the Cafe for dinner. There was one person greeting, serving bar and the wait staff. One person!. We left after 20 minutes of no service. No wonder this place is struggling.

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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Have been to Metropolitan cafe a number of different time Service has always been great has a nice outside patio in the summer time with flowers around It is on a busy corner of 24 and VanDyke but still enjoyable to be out side Great hamburger

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Shelby Township, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

My husband and I recently dined at the Metropolitan Cafe and enjoyed every bite. We both ordered the fish and chips. I had the sweet potato fries with mine and they were some of the best I have ever had. The meal came with a lovely cup of soup (again one of the best ever). The waitress was very friendly... More 

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Shelby Township MI
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

When Metro opened a few years ago it was unique and had creative dishes. We visited last winter and were terribly disappointed by the service and ended up leaving.. fast forward to August a friend and I though we would give it a chance . We were one of three tables and the bartender was our waitress. We were not... More 

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Romeo, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

After driving by this place for three years, my wife and I decided to give it a try. It doesn't look like much from the outside: a brick office building on a corner across from a strip mall and a CVS. Inside things certainly change: think upscale martini bar, dark faux leather and wood with lots of multicolored glass. Service... More 

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

As you can see from my previous post this used to be one of our favorite Shelby Township spots to eat. We were there about a month ago and noticed downhill turn to food and service. All the regular servers were gone. Jennifer, the owner, said they were working on new menu. Went back recently to give it another chance.... More 

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Macomb, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our first dining experience over 3 years ago was outstanding. Fresh, flavourful, unique, great dining space, service. Everything. We liked that the chef came up with "fresh" dishes each day based on what she could get at the market that morning. What a unique concept! We loved it. Fast forward to this past spring. My friend and I purchased groupons... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

Even with a Groupon the experience was POOR! First no crayons for the kids (hint: CVS across the street!). We ordered 4 Filets and they only had 1 left (we were there at 6pm on a Wednesday! Did someone forget to order food for the week?) I watched the manager/owner sit at the bar the entire dinner without helping the... More 

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Utica, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I had high hopes when I saw the menu at the Met Cafe in Shelby. The descriptions were delicious; unfortunately, the meal was not. I was really disappointed with my experience. I felt the meal failed to live up to the wonderful descriptions the menu described. The beef Tips and Zip were like chewing leather. The bigger plates were costly... More 

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Additional Information about The Metropolitan Cafe

Address: 52969 VanDyke, Shelby Township, MI
Phone Number: 586-991-6104
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Shelby Township
Open Hours:
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 5 - 30
Cuisine: American

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